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  • 01:58

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Encounter Group

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The encounter group is one of, if not, the, back bone group of the therapeutic community milieu. For participants it is important to understand and know the purpose of the group and your role in it.  For staff it is important to be well trained in the facilitation of the group and to understand your role in it.  it is without a doubt the most challenging group to participate in, and facilitate.  We will discuss the group, it's dynamics, and how it translates to the outside world, post treatment.


    Show segments: Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Tim


     

  • 01:02

    Dancing to the Tune of Recovery

    in Health

    Sel Kerans discusses his new book, Leading the Dance: Living well with Parkinson’s Disease, and his own journey on the road to recovery in an open, conversational expose of a five year journey with Parkinson’s disease and the experiences that have inspired the writing of a book that may be helpful, motivational and encouraging for others, especially those newly diagnosed with the condition.


    His book has been dedicated to the late Robin Williams and is about overcoming adversity, staying positive and content; focusing on healing, recovery and living well. Leading the dance with an unwelcome stranger called Parkinson’s disease. Sel discusses: 



    What hurdles have you faced?
    How have you overcome them?
    Would you consider yourself recovered from Parkinson's disease?
    Do you believe it's possible to recover completely from the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
    You mention in your book some reluctance with medication - what's been your approach to taking medication over the five years?
    What resources have been useful for you in learning about alternative approaches to managing the symptoms?


    Visit Sel's website at: http://threestepstothesky.com

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Conquering our Fears, Insecurities, and Inadequacies

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  In the TC model, but not limited to this model, are five integrated core competencies that must be addressed while going through the treatment experience. Today we're going to to discuss three aspects within the Emotional / Psychological competency that must be identified, examined/validated, addressed, and resolved, PRIOR to leaving the treatment setting. We're talking about ones Fears, Insecurities, and Inadequacies. We'll disucss why this particular competency is integral to overall success in Recovery, and some tools for initiating the process.


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT & RECOVERY: The 1st Trimester

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: What kind of treatment services and or modality do i need? What are some of the universal goals and objectives i should be focusd on, in the first three months? What are some of experiences that occur during the first three months of treatment and recovery?  How can i ensure that i successfully make it to the three month mark?


    Show Segments: Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: War Stories (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  Traditionally, the recovery community has frowned upon the telling of War Stories, and with good reason. We're not fond of clients glorifying past negative behaviors and prefer that they focus on the present, and also their future. However, in honor and memoriam, of former OCG employee, and in celebration of what would've been his 52nd birthday today, we on behalf of the late Great Joe Williams, will suspend that tradition and tell a few select War Stories, that all have a Moral of the Story, in line with our recovery values


    Show Segments: Happy Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time

  • RECOVERY & THE HOLIDAYS: TRIGGERS ANYONE?

    in Self Help

    SHOW TOPIC:  The holidays are historically a time when triggers are in abundance. They are certainly not limited to those in recovery, but for those in recovery whether you're young in recovery or grizzled veterans triggers certainly know no bounds. We'll talk about some of the more common triggers that come up during the holidays and ways to minimize their impact.


    SHOW SEGMENTS:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     


     

  • 02:00

    RECOVERY & RELATIONSHIPS: Why the Controversy?

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  Throughout the substance abuse treatment and recovery field the issue of relationships, relationships while in the midst of treatment, relationships after treatment, and when is the right time, continue to be a subject of considerable debate. Is there a general understanding and agreement that providers abide by or does it depend on the whims of the provider, the modality, or the milieu? We'll discuss, debate, and hopefully provide some perspective on this issue.


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: To Relapse or not to Relapse (That is not a question)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: We have moved passed the immediate period of our post treatment experience (The Postpartum). We are now fully integrated back into our society, our lives.  We are now fully exposed to the "dual elements" of life.  Those elements can be the re-entering of us into old experiences, or having new experiences. They all create or cause feelings. Triggers have come............and gone?!? What happens if there's a relapse? How do we respond?


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     

  • 00:31

    SCI Recovery Radio Step 9

    in Podcasting

    In the latest edition of the Recovery Radio Show host David Gerber interviews Michael Boccia about Step 9. Making amends is one of the more recognizable of the 12 steps. It is also a potential stumbling block. Knowing when making amends is helpful or harmful is often a slippery slope that requires much guidance. Listen as David and Michael simplify Step 9 for both the average listener as well as those engaged in recovery.

  • 01:59

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: MAYDAY -SEVERE C.A.T. (WHAT?!?)

    in Self Help

    Holiday History: Cinco de Mayo, by Co-host, Chris Morales


    Show Topic:  With long term addiction, comes learned behaviors that become instinctual. One of treament's many goals is to replace those negative (destructive) instinctual behaviors (or reactions) with positive and constructive ones. Is this possible? Yes. This of course, is not, an overnight process, so we will have some MAYDAY calls due to some severe C.A.T. experiences (what is that you say? We'll explain). 


    Show Segments: Happy Recap, Hoilday History, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time
     

  • 01:59

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Counselor 101 Series: What is our Role?

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  We have covered numerous subjects on the recovery experience for the addict. Today we'll initiate our Counselor 101 Series which will cover The Counselor for the recovering addict. What is our role? What are the do's and dont's? What are some of the most common issues faced by treatment organizations, with The Counselor?


    Show Segments: Happy Recap/News Update, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time